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The Battle of Ginchy, Somme, France. British supporting infantry walk forward up the slope behind the barrage, September 1916.

What was it like to be shelled in World War I? Here’s one description, from German officer Ernst Jünger’s 1920 memoir Storm of Steel: “It’s an easier matter to describe these sounds than to endure them, because one cannot but associate ev…

France, c. 1916The 9th British Lancers charging German artillery in WWI.

British Lancers Charging

The Most Powerful Images Of World War I. The British Lancers charging German artillery in France, 1916

World War I in Photos: Introduction - The Atlantic

World War I in Photos: Introduction

British soldiers on motorcycles in the Dardanelles, part of the Ottoman Empire, prior to the Battle of Gallipoli. (Bibliotheque nationale de France) I in Photos: Introduction - The Atlantic

World War I in Photos: The Western Front, Part I - The Atlantic

World War I in Photos: The Western Front, Part I

World War I in Photos: British soldiers standing in mud on the French front lines, ca. (National Library of Scotland)

World War I in Photos: The Western Front, Part I - The Atlantic

World War I in Photos: The Western Front, Part I

Controversial Topics: THE WESTERN FRONT: A CENTURY LATER-In France, a British machine-gun team. The gun, which appears to be a Vickers, is mounted on the front of a motorcycle side car.(National Library of Scotland) #

German army advancing on the British

taco-man-andre: British infantry from the Battalion, the King’s (Liverpool) Regiment, lying in “scrapes”, prepare to face a German attack, German troops can be seen charging on the left-hand side.

24 April 1915 - 2nd Battle of Ypres. The Germans release a 2nd attack of chlorine gas, this time against the Cdn lines. ILLUSTRATION: There are no photos of the 2nd Battle of Ypres. The Canadians would not yet hire an official photographer for another year. And the British Army had confiscated all cameras in early 1915. We are left to the newspaper illustrations of the day. This one, called "Men Under Gas" from the Times History of the War Illustrated, 1915.

24 April 1915 - Battle of Ypres. The Germans release a attack of…

German soldiers walk past fallen British soldiers, following heavy street fighting in the village of Moreuil, circa 1918 via reddit

German soldiers walk past fallen British soldiers, following heavy street fighting in the village of Moreuil, circa 1918 via reddit

Sikhs in France WWI

WWI Soldiers - French postcard depicting the arrival of Sikh Regiment in France during World War I. The post card reads, "Gentlemen of India marching to chasten the German hooligans"

Problems in Trenches -  The stench of the dead bodies, human waste, and vermin was unbearable.  Soldiers described it as "hell".

Problems in Trenches - The stench of the dead bodies, human waste, and vermin was unbearable. Soldiers described it as "hell".

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